The Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive is designed using the legendary 808 chip, but with an expanded gain range and an active 3-band EQ that isn't common on overdrives. It's so versatile that you can use it for a smooth, lyrical bluesy overdrive one minute and a modern metal crunch the next.
Introduced 30 years ago, the Jackson Soloist is one of the archetypal modern metal guitars—a sharp-edged, high-performance machine loaded with all the heavy-duty, precision-calibrated hardware needed to execute today’s extreme-metal moves. Much of the style, and many of the features, we associate with contemporary metal guitar craft originated with the Soloist. For master guitar builder Mike Shannon, working on the Soloist with company founder Grover Jackson back in the early Eighties was a career-defining moment.
Below, check out a new video about Louis Electric Amplifiers, a New Jersey-based boutique maker of hand-wired guitar amps. Louis Electric has been building tube amplifiers for more than 20 years. Since the very beginning, Louis Rosano has been building signature sounds for musicians of all genres. You can see and hear them on stages in the U.S. and abroad.
I have a beautiful recording setup, but I have to set it up! This means running cables, plugging in things and figuring out why I’m not getting sound. Next I’ll mull over recording my idea on a cell phone, but I always forfeit that thought knowing I’ll get lackluster results. The Nessie by Blue is a USB plug-and-play microphone. There are no drivers to download, no access codes to enter.
Pro Music Marketing Inc. has announced the release of its Pykmax High Performance Guitar Picks. The pick, the result of a multi-year design and engineering effort, features a patented ergonomic design that fits the hand comfortably and eliminates traditional muscle pressure associated with gripping traditional guitar picks.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the August 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.